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We still do not know everything. Good Times.


Jul
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comment How to calculate time dilation in approaching speed of light
+1 very true because "at rest" is always a "at rest Compared to" representation. Sitting in my computer room I am at rest compared to a person walking down the street but compared to the sun I am not at rest
Jul
1
comment Special Relativistic Time Dilation — A computer in a very fast centrifuge
or speed up everything else and leave the computer at rest talk about increasing bus speed
Jul
1
comment How to calculate time dilation in approaching speed of light
I think you might be seeing this as a wordage problem. The pilot would "use" more time from an observers point of view. That is as you go faster your age progresses more slowly but the amount of time that passes for the observer say if you went back goes faster. this is all perception of the individuals involved. this question might help physics.stackexchange.com/questions/4404/…
Jul
1
comment How to calculate time dilation in approaching speed of light
the pilot would not experiance any distinction between traveling at higher velocity or sitting on his couch at home only the observer would see the difference. Unless the pilot goes back to the departure point he would assume that his clock did not slow down "so to speak"
Jul
1
comment How to calculate speed difference between objects close to the speed of light?
@alfredCentauri: yeah alfred seems to be on a roll that last few days kudos for your dedication to our site :)
Jul
1
comment What is Supersymmetry (SuSy)?
I suggest reading physics.stackexchange.com/questions/28880/… answer to get you started
Jul
1
comment Does radiation change entropy?
@everettyou: this statement "Specifically, entropy is a logarithmic measure of the density of states" impliess there is a specific value assigned to states. Does this also show a hierarchy in states?
Jul
1
comment Naive question on quantum mechanics and uncertainty principle
@Jim: if I may elaborate science started useing the word nothing to help beginners understand fundamental concepts the problem with this practice is for someone like you who has a proper sense of intuition this immediately raises "red flags" so to speak.
Jul
1
comment Can a scientific theory ever be absolutely proven?
That is a tricky question as we are 100 percent certain untilled new date proofs us wrong. Fundamentally there is always an arbitrary uncertainty in any "complex" measuring device so I would have to say technically knowing everything all at once would be extremely difficult if not implausible. To be fair ask me again in 100 thousand years I am sure I will have a better answer.
Jul
1
comment Can a scientific theory ever be absolutely proven?
+1 very true each mathematical model describes its perticular are of "application to a high enough degree of accuracy to effectively predict "set" situations.
Jul
1
comment Why are all observable gauge theories not vector-like?
@ChrisGerig: I edited the question with some background.
Jun
30
comment How to calculate speed difference between objects close to the speed of light?
Am I confusing The grammar here such as asking what is the rate of egress and not the difference in speed?
Jun
30
comment How to calculate speed difference between objects close to the speed of light?
I Am probably wrong but the difference is how much faster one is moving compared to the other? Based on the mathmatical definition here mathsisfun.com/definitions/difference.html you subtract higher number from lower number and the answer is the difference
Jun
30
comment Existence of quantum computer
Need to point out I am not an expert on quantum computers. This is the limited understanding of a very complex interaction I can not claim to know with all certainty the current "level" of research.
Jun
30
comment Future of colliders and technical limitations
If I may ask a semi-layman question. Can this QGO be phase locked by introducing an extremely high pressure containment before the cooling process begins?
Jun
29
comment why is dark matter the best theory available to explain missing mass problems?
@david I am asking why dark matter is the best explanation for the missing mass problem.
Jun
29
comment why is dark matter the best theory available to explain missing mass problems?
@zephyr: well stated and advice taken. Also in this case tho whomever did a -1 an explanation is pretty necessary as this question is clearly interesting to my peers and ask for conceptual confirmation of implied principles.
Jun
29
comment why is dark matter the best theory available to explain missing mass problems?
This is not a question with a discussion tag. Rigorous referenced well thought out answers only please. I am not asking for a debate or I would have asked this in chat.
Jun
29
comment why is dark matter the best theory available to explain missing mass problems?
Something that does not interact with matter directly. Not that I disagree with the idea but if I do not ask the question who will. Luminifirous ether if I can refresh the memory a little was a substance that had no direct measure. And no test to detect it proved fruitfully all observations used to support it were shown as easily explainable without the need for the ether.
Jun
28
comment The two-body problem: What is force between them?
Suggest close exact duplicate: physics.stackexchange.com/questions/6616/…